Dear Ramen Bowls,

Hakata tonkotsu shoyu ramen from Ramen Bowls

Hakata tonkotsu shoyu ramen from Ramen Bowls

First of all, let’s talk about how much I dig the idea of a ramen restaurant. I don’t have Top Ramen/college flashbacks because the noodles are flown in from Hawaii. Ramen Bowls, you’re legit. Not only are you legit, but any place that encourages me to get my slurp on is OK in my book. A hot, flavorful bowl of noodles, soup, veggies and tender meat makes these cold days melt away.

I can’t wait to get sick so I can stay home and slurp up some more of this goodness.


Alma is a journalist by trade, living and working in Chicago while staying true to her tree-hugging spirit, L.A. spirit. Favorite pastimes include watching great television, listening to fantastic podcasts and daydreaming about writing a novel. Favorite foods run the gamut from sweet to salty to savory to eggs Benedict. And chocolate. Especially chocolate.